10 Steps to Hire the Right Person — the First Time

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Step 1

Know the Behaviours You are Looking For

To make informed hiring decisions, compare the behaviours of your top performers in a role to the personality behaviours of your candidates. This comparison will help determine whether or not the candidates are a good potential fit for the role, and your organization.

Our Solution

The Drake P3 assessment system is an advanced behavioural profiling instrument capable of generating a variety of easy-to-use, in-depth, and accurate computerized profiles for accelerated insights into behaviour and personality.

To obtain the benchmark, existing top performers in a role complete a Communication Survey. From this, the P3 system generates a Communication Profile to form a composite benchmark of the ideal candidate for a particular position.

If the position is new, the Drake P3 Job Profile is the solution. It identifies the behaviours that correlate to effective job performance in a specific position. The Job Profile is generated from the responses of experts within your company who best understand what is required to succeed in the new role.

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Call Karen at 1 917 863 0030 (US) or visit www.predictiveperformanceintl.com, click on "Drake P3" at the top, and scroll down to “Try Now”.

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Step 2

Target Your Ideal Candidate

Writing a job advertisement that will attract the right talent takes marketing skills and writing expertise.

Our Solution

Let Drake’s unbundled recruitment services and Drake P3 do the work for you.

With Drake’s cost-effective Recruitment Process Outsourcing services, you select only the services you wish to use – services such as the creation of impact job advertisements to help you attract the attention of top talent.

To help with the development of copy for your job advertisement, Drake P3 Job Profiles are the answer. Once a Job Profile is completed for a specific role, Drake P3 quickly and easily generates a number of role-specific words and phrases that have been tested, and proven effective. These phrases are designed to target top talent in your advertisements, and screen out those unlikely to perform well.

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The Power of Drake P3

To profile your top performers and match candidates to the benchmark, harness the power and accuracy of Drake P3. Used by successful organizations to select top performers and help manage staff performance, Drake P3 behavioural profiling systems are statistically validated, and highly accurate.

Visit www.predictiveperformanceintl.com and try Drake P3 right now, or call Karen at 1 917 863 0030 (US).

Step 3

Pre-Screen the Applicant Flow

Pre-screening hundreds of resumes and then conducting initial phone interviews to further screen out unqualified applicants can be an ineffective use of costly HR staff resources. Outsourcing this time-consuming function enables you and your team to focus on core business activities.

Our Solutions

Unbundled Recruitment Services

For cost-effective assistance, use Drake’s unbundled recruitment services to handle the applicant pre-screening task. We will pre-screen faster, and more cost-efficiently, enabling you to focus on your HR strategic priorities.

Applicant Tracking System

Drake’s configurable, on-demand applicant tracking system (ATS) provides powerful sourcing, searching and selection tools. To manage applicant flow, our ATS captures, manages and communicates with a high volume of applicants to help screen for quality matched talent, and tracks and documents every phase of the applicant process.

The integrated job posting recruiter productivity tool of the applicant tracking system enables jobs to be posted cost-effectively and easily to get the word out about your open positions.

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Outsourcing as a Strategic Tool

Drake’s Unbundled Recruitment Services lets you select just the services you need such as:

  • Writing job advertisements
  • Creating top performer profiles
  • Posting on job boards
  • Resume screening
  • Behaviour description interviewing
  • Background and criminal checks
  • Reference checking
  • Skills testing
  • Behavioural testing
  • Creating and implementing job fairs

For more information, contact a Drake office nearest you or visit www.drakeintl.com

Step 4

Rank Your Applicants

Developing evaluation criteria to rank your job applicants is an important step in appraising potential top talent, and the right person for the job.

Our Solution

Use Drake’s expertise to free you and your human resource professionals from applicant ranking paperwork. Outsourcing this task enables your team to focus on more strategic functions.

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For more information, contact a Drake office nearest you or visit www.drakeintl.com

Step 5

Interview and Evaluate Your Candidates

Behavioural description interviewing (BDI) is a key process in helping to differentiate top performers from average candidates. It is a reliable and valid candidate selection technique. Research has shown that behavioural probing during an interview dramatically increases the predictive value of any candidate’s future success in a position.

Our Solution

Use Drake’s expertise for your next behavioural description interviews. With over six decades of experience providing talent management solutions, we have the training and experience to conduct effective BDI’s for the best quality hires for your company.

To graphically compare a candidate’s personality and behavioural tendencies to those required for success in the role, the Drake P3 Candidate-to-Job Matching Report is your solution. The Report provides custom-generated Behaviour-Based Interview questions that you can use to probe the behavioural challenges of each candidate.

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The Power of Drake P3

To profile your top performers and match candidates to the benchmark, harness the power and accuracy of Drake P3. Used by successful organizations to select top performers and help manage staff performance, Drake P3 behavioural profiling systems are statistically validated, and highly accurate.

Visit www.predictiveperformanceintl.com and try Drake P3 right now, or call Karen at 1 917 863 0030 (US).

Step 6

Match the Top Candidates to the Position

Matching your top candidates to your top performer benchmark should not be a manual, subjective evaluation. Remove the risk from the evaluation process.

Our Solution

Drake P3’s Selection Expert ™ is a precise tool that gives you the power to identify specific personality traits and behavioural tendencies that would make a candidate naturally inclined to succeed at a specific job. Through a comparison of the Candidate Profile and the Job Profile, the Selection Expert outlines a candidate's natural inclination for effectively performing the duties and responsibilities of a specific job.

The Selection Expert is fast, accurate, and adjusted to prevent manipulation and distortion of responses to create a particular impression. It blends the accuracy of personality profiling with the power of behavioural psychology to gain accelerated insight into the match between jobs and candidates, empowering managers to hire more effectively.

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The Power of Drake P3

To profile your top performers and match candidates to the benchmark, harness the power and accuracy of Drake P3. Used by successful organizations to select top performers and help manage staff performance, Drake P3 behavioural profiling systems are statistically validated, and highly accurate.

Visit www.predictiveperformanceintl.com and try Drake P3 right now, or call Karen at 1 917 863 0030 (US).

Step 7

Check for Red Flags

Properly executed, reference and background checks can help protect you from problem employees, turnover statistics and negligent hiring.

Our Solution

To safeguard your reputation, contact Drake. Our experts will handle all your reference and background checks to help you make informed hiring decisions and avoid negligent hiring outcomes.

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What is turnover costing your company? Visit www.turnovercalculator.com and use Drake’s complimentary on-line calculator to determine the impact employee turnover is having on your bottom line.

Step 8

Make the Job Offer

From attracting, pre-qualifying, assessing, interviewing to making the final offer, hiring top performers can be an enormous drain on your time. Outsourcing some parts or all of the hiring processes is a positive, strategic decision that unburdens HR staff members and reduces overall hiring costs.

Our Solution

Drake’s Talent Management Solutions team can handle the entire selection process for you, cost-efficiently. Whether it is for one part of the hiring process or for the complete cycle, let Drake be your specialists on the job.

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Outsourcing as a Strategic Tool

Drake’s Unbundled Recruitment Services lets you select just the services you need such as:

  • Writing job advertisements
  • Creating top performer profiles
  • Posting on job boards
  • Resume screening
  • Behaviour description interviewing
  • Background and criminal checks
  • Reference checking
  • Skills testing
  • Behavioural testing
  • Creating and implementing job fairs

For more information, contact a Drake office nearest you or visit www.drakeintl.com

Step 9

Integrate New Hires

Improving an employee’s ability to become productive faster has financial rewards for your company’s bottom-line. Effective onboarding and orientation can change turnover statistics into high retention rates.

Our Solution

To engage new employees and help them become productive sooner, use Drake’s onboarding and orientation tailored solutions.

Drake also provides an onboarding technology solution through its Exponential Impact solution. Exponential Impact provides a complete solution to your onboarding needs by: providing a positive on-boarding experience; reducing administration time and expense; and reducing new hire turnover.

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Contact us to find out how our new Talent Management System can help you with your onboading processes and arrange a FREE CUSTOMIZED demo.

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Step 10

Assess Your Recruitment Process

Assessing your recruitment process means looking at all aspects of your hiring, retention processes, people issues, and overall HR performance. Knowing what is efficient and effective, and understanding what processes are disconnected from business needs, is a key driver for HR’s reputation.

Our Solution

Drake’s Talent Management Solutions’ Consultants can:

  • Provide On-line Enterprise Surveys to get quantitative data on the specific employee attitudes that drive performance.
  • Conduct a comprehensive HR Audit to identify what is working well for your organization, and what improvements could be made for greater effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Develop a Performance Management system customized to meet your company’s needs, based on your specific strategy and overall corporate objectives.

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For More Information on Drake’s complete suite of Talent Management Solutions, contact the Drake office nearest you, or visit www.drakeintl.com